Growing Abutilon in the tropics

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Growing Abutilon in the tropics

Postby ozfoxton » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:25 am

I would love to get an abutilon but I haven't seen any growing up here. Will they handle humid, wet summers and do they need much shade? Are they prone to insect attack?
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Re: Growing Abutilon in the tropics

Postby bubba louie » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:40 pm

Scale can be a problem.
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Re: Growing Abutilon in the tropics

Postby abwal » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:48 pm

They prefer temperate to sub-tropical climates, but if you give them shade for most of the day, you could probably grow them in Cardwell. I would plant where they get morning sun only.
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Re: Growing Abutilon in the tropics

Postby Tropicgardener » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:13 pm

I grew them in Cairns when I lived there with very few problems. Mine were growing in pots with a standard well drained mix.
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Re: Growing Abutilon in the tropics

Postby ozfoxton » Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:37 pm

Thanks for your replies. Have a new garden bed which only gets the morning sun so I will leave a spot for one.
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